The lot is accompanied by a history of the Pratt family by Julius Howard Pratt, entitled Reminiscences: Personal and Otherwise, printed privately in 1910. Where the portrait is used as a frontispiece. The subjects are identified as: the father, Julius Pratt (1791-1869), his wife, Lydia DeWolf Pratt (1796-1862), their daughter, Harriet Melinda Pratt (1818-1850), their son, Julius Howard Pratt (1821-1909) and William A. Pratt (b. 1845). William was later added, likely by the obscure Connecticut artist George C. Baldwin (abt. 1818-1879). (2 pieces).
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